New Quaternary Solvent Manager Enables Polymer Chemists to Perform Analyses on a Single System that Conventionally Required Multiple Instruments and Retrofitting
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The Waters ACQUITY™ Advanced Polymer Chromatography™ (APC™) System is the first fully solvent-compatible UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)/ultra-high performance size exclusion chromatography (UHPSEC) system to perform size exclusion, gradient polymer elution and solvent compatible reversed-phase liquid chromatographic separations on a single platform. (Photo: Business Wire)
“With the addition of a quaternary solvent manager (p-QSM), the Waters APC System allows polymer chemists to develop analytical methods and perform analyses on a single system that otherwise requires multiple instruments and retrofitting,” said
Waters APC System enables scientists to generate polymer molecular weight data to within a 1% standard deviation, obtain results five to twenty times faster than size exclusion chromatography (
When paired with refractive index, photodiode array, light scattering and differential viscometry detectors, the Waters APC system significantly increases the information obtainable from a single separation.
Helping Manufacturers Achieve Sustainability Goals and Materials Performance Requirements
To help meet their sustainability goals and the demands of their customers for higher-performing materials, materials manufacturers require more and better chemical and properties measurement.
The global attention to sustainability has led plastics manufacturers to commit to new design, reuse and recycling initiatives such as the New Plastics Economy initiative. These initiatives are leading to a resurgence in materials research toward more biodegradable and reusable products.
Also driving research programs at materials manufacturers is the ever-increasing demand for higher-performing materials to meet challenging applications across industries, including aerospace, food packaging, medical device, consumer electronics and building products. These research imperatives require that analytical laboratories put a premium on measurement accuracy, reproducibility and speed.
The ACQUITY APC System with p-QSM technology is currently available for customer shipments worldwide.
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